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Oct 14, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 5
it's your mind driving you crazy more than anything. too late for a lesion culture. If you need peace of mind, you can seek out chlamydia, gonorrhea and ngu testing at any time. You can test for syphilis after 6 weeks post encounter. herpes, hiv and hepatitis testing can be done after 3 months. We don't have a commercially available test to cove...
Oct 14, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 27
you need a better work up than they gave you from the sounds of things. they heard herpes and decided that it must be herpes I think.
Oct 14, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 3
this doesn't sound at all like genital herpes going on. I doubt it's a yeast issue either. Probably just irritation more than anything. Certainly discuss it with your gyn at your appointment so they can get a good look at the area that bothers you typically to make sure they don't see anything else going on. grace
Oct 14, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 27
call them today to see if either are + or not. Those tests should be back. go get the lesion culture of your symptoms if you didn't start the valtrex. It will give you the best answers. did you pick up an otc urine pain relief medication yet? those help with painful urination and turn your urine an entertaining shade of orange too.
Oct 14, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 9
Most people who contract hsv2 genitally, already have hsv1 orally which takes the edge off of the hsv2 infection. Instead of presenting with the "classic" blistery and very painful infection with multiple lesions, they are much more likely to present with rather mild symptoms that are easily brushed off as being something else.
Oct 14, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 5
this doesn't sound at all like genital herpes going on. Hot tubs can cause skin infections as well as fungal infections. At this point, see your provider to make sure that neither are going on. since herpes is on your mind, have you ever been tested for it? do you have a partner and if so, have they?
Oct 14, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 27
also did they urine test for chlamydia and gonorrhea or did they skip that too?
Oct 14, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 27
they did you a great disservice with the testing they did :( Don't start the valtrex at this time. go and be seen elsewhere today and get a lesion culture of symptoms done. Let me guess, you told them you had had a partner with herpes before they diagnosed you?
Oct 14, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 9
do you have a regular partner? If you do, you both should seek out type specific herpes igg blood tests at this point to see who has what. If you don't have a regular partner, seek out the testing on your own any time after 3 months after you last had sex. A visual diagnosis of herpes is inaccurate and just poor medicine :( You need to confirm if in...
Oct 14, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 27
it's pretty important to know what testing was done so you can know if it's accurate or not. what medication were you given?